Category: Photography

First Class

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that there were no first class seats on the road to Dolores Hidalgo; however, for a trip to Guanajuato, there most certainly were! We got a couple. The bus was pretty big, luxurious, with plenty of leg room. Oddly enough, this bus didn’t have individual televisions, only one, but headphones were included. We were given a snack for our 1 hour, 15 minute journey – a drink and small roll with some type of sweet…

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Paul: Por favor, dos boletos, primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. – Please, two tickets, first class, to Dolores Hidalgo. Agent:No se puede comprar un boleto de primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. Los todos son de segundo clase. – You can’t buy a first class ticket to Dolores Hidalgo. All of them are second class. And so began the trip to DH. When the ticket agent gave me the answer, immediately, I had visions of movies that I’d seen. I imagined…

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I’ve read a number of things about this particular festival, Nuestro SeƱor de la Columna. that has been coming to San Miguel de Allende (SMA) for slightly over 200 years and I’ll put my own spin on what I saw, but first, what I was told. Ernesto, one of my hosts and a deeply religious man, told me that this festival celebrates the curing of a particular plague, though I’m not sure which one. As the story goes, there was…

Sturdy like that!

Before I left for my trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – I was looking for a good street shooting bag. After ready many reviews, I opted for the Think Tank Retrospective 7 bag. I had considered the Retrospective 5; however, I decided that it might not be big enough to handle two cameras and miscellaneous items that I might find myself carrying both during a day of being a tourist as well as walking during the morning, or…

Snitchin'

Well, that used to be a saying, but these days the slogan is “See something. Say something” ever since 9/11, The damn Patriot Act, and the constant barrage of fear heaped upon us daily through the news. Yesterday, I was at the post office. While I was waiting, I heard a “little old lady”, who was probably about 70 years old, talking to one of the postal employees: You know, I just saw a lady out there, in the parking…

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I was thinking, yesterday, about how much “going” I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been studying Spanish pretty diligently, spending time on Skype, going to meet-ups now and again, hitting the books, doing this and that, and came to realize that I haven’t been spending much time doing little or nothing. With that in mind, I headed off into the woods after work to hike, walk, saunter, meander, stroll, or perhaps just stand – having no particular goal in mind. During…

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